Religion and Cyberspace explores how religious individuals and groups are responding to the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace brings.
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Religion and Cyberspace explores how religious individuals and groups are responding to the opportunities and challenges that cyberspace brings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203003572
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 772 KB

Meet the Author

Morten T. Højsgaard is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History of Religions at the University of Copenhagen, and is editor of the journal Den digtale kirke (The Digital Church). Margit Warburg is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion at the University of Copenhagen. Her books include Baha'i (2004) and New Religions and New Religiosity (1998, co-edited with Eileen Barker).
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Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Waves of Research

Morten T. Højsgaard and Margit Warburg

Part One: Coming to Terms with Religion and Cyberspace

2. The Mediation of Religious Experience in Cyberspace

Lorne L. Dawson

3. Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities of Networked Religion in the New Millennium

Stephen D. O’Leary

4. Cyber-religion: On the Cutting Edge between the Virtual and the Real

Morten T. Højsgaard

Part Two: Religious Authority and Conflict in the Age of the Internet

5. Crossing the Boundary: New Challenges to Religious Authority and Control as a Consequence of Access to the Internet

Eileen Barker

6. Seeking for Truth: Plausibility Alignment on a Baha'i Email List

David Piff and Margit Warburg

7. A Symbolic Universe: Information Terrorism and New Religions in Cyberspace

Massimo Introvigne

Part Three: Constructing Religious Identities and Communities Online

8. Constructing Religious Identity on the Internet

Mia Lövheim and Alf G. Linderman

9. Online Buddhist Club: An Alternative Religious Organization in the Information Age

Mun-Cho Kim

10. Virtual as Contextual: A Net News Theology

Debbie Herring

11. Christian Web Usage: Motives and Desires

Michael J. Laney

12. Digital Waco: Branch Davidian Virtual Communities after the Waco Tragedy

Mark MacWilliams

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